A Fond Farewell to WPlus9

Today I bid a fond farewell to the WPlus9 Design Team!  It's been an incredible opportunity and a dream come true to work with Dawn and the rest of the team.

Head on over to the WPlus9 Design blog to see my final project!

You're Lovely!

Hey there!

Just popping in quickly to let you know that I have a post up over at Catherine's blog.   I'm still having a blast with the Stamp of Approval Lovely Notes Collection.

One of my favorite things about SOA is that it is a collection of products that work beautifully together.  You can read more about that HERE.

If you haven't ordered your collection yet, you'll want to do so soon.  We are expected to sell out in the very near future!
Get yours before it's too late...

Christmas in July with WP9

As a stamping tradition, I always make Christmas cards in July.  It's never too early to get started!
My first Christmas card of the year is up over at the WPlus9 Design blog!

It's CAS, easy for mass producing and flat for mailing!  You can view the full card here.

Stamp of Approval Lovely Notes Collection Release Day!

If you signed up for the Wait List, you should have received notification that the Stamp of Approval collection is available for purchase!  We foresee the collection selling out quickly, so don't wait to order!!!  This collection is only available while supplies last.

This week at StampNation we have a dreamy meadow challenge for our members.  Here's a peek at my card that features the Stamp of Approval Lovely Flowers collection!

 I'd love to see you play along with us, but you have to be a member to play!

Click here to learn more about membership benefits and to join now! 


SOA Lovely Notes Collection Blog Hop

Welcome to Day Two of the Stamp of Approval Lovely Notes Blog Hops.  Today myself and some of my favorite designers are sharing cards using the Stamp of Approval Lovely Notes Collection!  The Stamp of Approval is an exclusive collection of stamps, dies and accessories hand picked by Catherine Pooler.

The Stamp of Approval Lovely Notes Collection will be released in just two days!!  By the looks of the Wait List, it's going to sell out quickly.  This is a limited collection that will only be available until they are sold out, so make sure that you are on the Wait List to be notified when it is available.  StampNation members that are on the Wait List will be notified first (a little perk of being a member!) and then the rest of the Wait List will be contacted!

Today I'm sharing two cards.  The first features Butterfly Notes, Lovely Notes and Handpainted Thanks.

One of my favorite things about the Stamp of Approval Collections is how well the products in the collections work together.  I love seeing how many ways I can use all of the goodies together!   On this card I was able to use three different stamp sets, but by how well they work together they look like very well could have come from the same set.

I started this card with one of my favorite color combos...Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides & Wisteria Wonder with the stark contrast of black.  I stamped the sentiment first and then the butterflies from the bottom left to top right, as if they are flying across the card.  I filled in between the butterflies with the little flowers and leaves from the Lovely Flowers stamp set.  Using a Copic Multiliner I colored the center of each flower.  This is such a simple touch but makes a big difference in the overall design.

My next card features lots of new SOA goodness...Wonderful Wreath, Lovely Flowers, Butterfly Notes and the Lovely Flowers & Banners Dies, all products from Catherine Pooler Designs.

This is just another example of how wonderfully all of the Lovely Notes products works together.   The images from the Lovely Flowers stamp set look great as a focal image and in the background like I've done here.  The wreath stamped in a light ink really help make those flowers pop.  The Banner was die cut and then trimmed down to fit my design.  I love the versatility you can get by altering the die like that!

That's it from me today!  It's time to start hopping along.

Make sure to leave a comment on each blog because TWO lucky commenters will win a Stamp of Approval Lovely Notes Collection of their own.   The more times you comment, the more chances you will have of to win! (If the winner has already purchased a box, they will be refunded!)

You've got until Thursday at 9:00AM EST to get those comments in. The winner will be announced on Catherine Pooler's blog!  Good luck and happy hopping!

Catherine Pooler
Laura Bassen
Maureen Merritt -  YOU ARE HERE
Miriam Prantner
Lisa Harrolle
Deepti Stephens
Laurel Beard 

Butterfly Thanks Card
Stamps:  Butterfly Notes, Lovely Flowers (Catherine Pooler Designs) Handpainted Thanks (Neat & Tangled)

Lovely Wreath Card 
Stamps:  Lovely Flowers, Wonderful Wreath, Butterfly Notes (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Dies:  Lovely Flowers & Banner Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs)

Stamp of Approval - Lovely Notes Collection

It's almost time for the next Stamp of Approval release!  WOOHOO!

The Lovely Notes Collection releases on...


If you haven't heard of the Stamp of Approval yet, you may be wondering what it is all about.  My friend Catherine Pooler has been working with top companies in the stamp industry (CAS-ual Fridays, SugarPea Designs & Neat & Tangled) to develop an exclusive collection of versatile stamps and supplies that will work together or separately to create many unique cards.  Along with the products in the box, you also receive a Project Guide giving you step-by-step instructions on how to create many, many cards using the collection.
Catherine has spent the past couple of days previewing some of the new products.  Today kicks off the first of three days of blog hops before the big release on Wednesday.   I'm not officially "on" today, but I've made a bunch of cards with the collection and I'm really excited to share them with you.

My card today uses The Lovely Flowers stamp set and Lovely Flowers & Banners Dies.

You all know I'm crazy about flowers!  The Lovely Flowers stamp set is quickly becoming a favorite of mine.  The images are whimsical and so much fun to create with.  You can use each of the images alone or you can layer the stamps and dies adding dimension and versatility.

I started my card by heat embossing the sentiment (Don't you love that sentiment?) on black cardstock.  I placed the sentiment on a white card base (without adhering it) and started stamping the flowers and leaves in shades of purple and green.  I also stamped and die cut a few of the smaller flower images on a white scrap paper and die cut them.  Once all of the stamping was done, I added the sentiment and flowers with foam tape.  I also stamped the polka dots on a white strip and adhered that to the bottom of the card base.  I finished the card with a sprinkling of sequins.

Like what you see?  

Make sure you sign up for the WAIT LIST so you get notification when the Lovely Notes collection is available!  

Also, pop on over to Catherine's blog where you can see her introduction to all of the release products as well as today's blog hop list!  (Leave comments, she has some boxes to giveaway!)

I'll be back tomorrow when I'm officially "on" the SOA blog hop ;)